Martin County, Indiana Genealogy Guide

Martin County, Indiana (Map It) was created on February 1, 1820 from Daviess County and Dubois County. This county was named for Major John T. Martin, hero of the War of 1812. Learn More About State of Indiana History

Martin County is bordered by  Greene County (north), Lawrence County (east), Orange County (southeast), Dubois County (south), Daviess County (west).

Martin County Cities and Towns include  Crane, Loogootee, Shoals.

Martin County Townships include  Center, Halbert, Lost River, Mitcheltree, Perry, Rutherford. See Map of Martin County Townships.

Martin County, Indiana Courthouse Records

Martin County, Indiana Courthouse
Martin County, IN Courthouse

The Martin County Courthouse is located in Shoals, Indiana. Courthouse destroyed by Fire in Apr. 1876, Saved: all records of genealogical interest. Learn More About State of Indiana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Martin county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Martin County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1820, Probate Records from 1821 and Court Records from ?. The County Clerk responsiblities include administering Court Records of all Court Cases, prepares the Court's permanent historical record, performs marriage ceremonies, process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses, processes and distributes documents for court cases, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings.
  • Martin County Recorder has Land Records from 1820. The County Recorder maintains, preserves and Records Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens, and Miscellaneous Instruments.
  • Martin County Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting taxes. The treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state such as real estate tax, personal property tax, mobile home tax, state assessed tax, and the following miscellaneous taxes: auto excise tax, inheritance tax, and innkeeper's tax.
  • Martin County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1882. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.

Martin County, Indiana Census Records

Martin County, Indiana Vital Records

Martin County, Indiana Resources

Martin County, Indiana External Links

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